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The River Otter Habitat at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium features a 25,000 gallon pool inside a 3,000 square foot sloping exhibition space. A slide located at the top of the slope allows Chaos and Mayhem, the exhibit’s otters to glide into their freshwater pool. The deep pool has two viewing windows below the water line to allow visitors to enjoy the antics of the female otters. There are also interactive and educational displays in the exhibit that provide information about North American river otters and their history in New Mexico.

The outdoor otter habitat is heavily planted with native vegetation, and designed with boulders, logs, and shallow banks intended to mimic the riparian environment of the Rio Grande Gorge area, where otters have been reintroduced in New Mexico.

Images provided by VHGArchitects & ABQ BioPark

Location

Albuquerque, NM

Industries

Community

Awards

ENR Southwest, 2019 Best Projects Award – Sports/Entertainment Category

Size

3,000 square feet

Cost

$2.7 million

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